26 photos to take you back to Portsmouth in 1985

1985 was the year Live Aid united the world, Eastenders first made its way onto the BBC and the wreck of the Titanic was discovered.

Saturday, 23rd May 2020, 5:23 pm
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The new Royal Navy ship Ark Royal arrives to be commissioned in Portsmouth Naval Base 1985.
The new Royal Navy ship Ark Royal arrives to be commissioned in Portsmouth Naval Base 1985.

It was also an eventful year in Portsmouth as the Ark Royal was commissioned.

We have already had a look at what the city was like in 1980 and 1990, and today we focus on 1985.

What are your memories of Portsmouth in 1985?

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Portsmouth Naval Base from the air in June 1985. The News PP955
The Talbot pub in Goldsmith Avenue in September 1985. The News PP1245
HMS Kent and her crew in Portsmouth harbour in August 1985. The News PP747
Fort Cumberland guard July 1985. The News PP384
The Vernon Public House at Flathouse Quay, the scene of a murder and fire in March 1985. The News PP1221
Shipwrights working on warship HMS Fife in 13 Dock in 1985. The News PP1180
The naval war memorial at Southsea Common in April 1985. The News PP1659
St Mary's General Hospital West Wing in 1985. The News PP1474
Queens Hotel in November 1985. The News PP1440
Naval base from the air in June 1985. The News PP1337
Marmion Road, August 1985. The News PP1321
Hilsea Lido in July 1985. The News PP3507
Commercial Road, Portsmouth in June, 1985. The News PP3909
USS Seahorse arriving in Portsmouth Harbour February 1985. The News PP4073
Royal Marines Barracks, Eastney in June 1985. The News PP4668
The Royal Naval Display team climb the mast in the Beat the Retreat ceremony in the Guildhall Square, 1985. The News PP4949
Portsmouth Harbour from Old Portsmouth, 1985. The News PP4861
Sir Peter and Lady Gasden (right) with Mr Brian Wall, Portsmouth director of Tourist and Leisure and Portsmouth press office Jane Robinson at the Bands of Friendship Memorial, Old Portsmouth, 1985. The News PP5536
Neil Webb flies through the air but the ball is safely in the arms of Cardiff's keeper Gary Plumley, 1985. The News PP4523
Bridge Tavern at Camber Quay, Old Portsmouth in June 1985. The News PP5594
Pompey's Neil Webb evading a challenge during Saturdays 5-1 win over Oldham, 1985. The News PP4522
Royal Albert Walk, Albert Road Portsmouth 1985. The News 1681-3
South Parade Pier Southsea around June 1985. The News 6857-15
Albert Road in 1985.
Southsea Castle April 1985
The new Royal Navy ship Ark Royal arrives to be commissioned in Portsmouth Naval Base 1985.